An historic moment as the Newcastle and Gateshead sides of the Tyne Bridge meet, 23 February 1928 (TWAM ref. 3730/15/11). The remaining 9 inch gap was closed by adjusting the holding back cables. This lowered the two halves of the arch so that they closed together.
The Tyne Bridge is one of the North East’s most iconic landmarks. These photographs were taken by James Bacon & Sons of Newcastle and document its construction from March 1927 to October 1928. They belonged to James Geddie, who was Chief Assistant Engineer on the construction of the Bridge with Dorman, Long & Co. Ltd. of Middlesbrough.
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